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Post by Bertie.. » Tue May 09, 2006 1:09 pm

well, it's nearly upon us, so who's going to be there??

At Skye last year I was able to put faces to a few names - mostly the scottish contingent obviously. It would be great to meet up with others and add some more faces to my memories!

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Post by SeaDoug » Tue May 09, 2006 1:23 pm

Same weekend I believe, and easier to get to with boat for a weekend! Hope the weather is kind for trips out to Farnes and St Abbs head.
Did anyone go to ASSC Symposium this year? - last time I went was a couple of years ago.
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Post by MikeB » Tue May 09, 2006 2:03 pm

Love to, but I have a date with the Garvellachs that w/end! Pass my regards to the Sea Paddlers guys.

DW will be there so the weather will be good!

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Post by Bertie.. » Tue May 09, 2006 2:07 pm

MikeB wrote: DW will be there so the weather will be good!

Mike.
Mike, it's always good down here... ;-)

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Post by Mark R » Tue May 09, 2006 10:51 pm

What are the dates?
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Post by SeaDoug » Tue May 09, 2006 11:31 pm

Dates are both on Bank Hol weekend.

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Post by adrian j pullin » Wed May 10, 2006 3:52 pm

There's a minibus going from Wirral with 14 people in it.

Unfortunately I am not one of them.

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Post by Bertie.. » Fri May 12, 2006 1:17 pm

Hi Adrian,

would there be any PenPaddlers that I'd know on it?

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Post by Richard Uren » Fri May 12, 2006 1:41 pm

1 week and counting! See you Thursday, Bertie.
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Post by Bertie.. » Fri May 12, 2006 1:56 pm

Rich, I make it 2 weeks ?? You have booked the right weekend?? ;-)

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Post by Richard Uren » Fri May 12, 2006 2:07 pm

Doh, it`s obviously the excitement!
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Post by Bertie.. » Fri May 12, 2006 2:41 pm

thank god for that - I thought I was gonna have to explain to my wife why I wasn't going to be around when I said I was, to work why I'd booked the wrong week off work, and to Poole Harbour Canoe Club why I can't now run them their Level 2 training!!

phew... ;-)

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Post by adrian j pullin » Sun May 14, 2006 9:45 pm

That I know of:

John Driver, Jude Tickle, Judith Calvert, Chris Deadwood.

I don't know the full list. I know I ain't one of them (sob sob!)

Ask John Driver about Barra!

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Post by CaileanMac » Sun May 14, 2006 10:32 pm

Who's coming to the Northumberland & Borders Sea Kayak Symposium? Jerey is just too far away from Inverness....for a weekend.

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Post by Bertie.. » Mon May 15, 2006 9:11 am

Cailean, what a let down - after Rich, Mark & I ventured all the way North to Skye last year for Gordon's weekend, we were planning on seeing you down here!!

Still, I know how difficult it is getting passports, requesting visas etc - afterall, we don't just let anyone into England these days... no wait, what am I saying, this is England of course we do...

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Post by Neilgr » Mon May 15, 2006 10:53 am

Hello Cailean,

There are three or four folk from Inverness CC going down to the N&BSKS with a couple more still thinking about it.

Cheers,

Neil.

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Post by CaileanMac » Tue May 16, 2006 12:01 am

Neil,

We will see you there.

Bertie,

I have put Scottish customs and border service on high alert for you the next time you attempt to enter the land of Highlander and Braveheart!?!

;-) Jersey is simply too far mate but I'm sure it will be warmer than the water around Northumberland /Borders over the May Bank Holiday. Are you coming North for the Level 5 conference at Glenmore Lodge in December???

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Post by Bertie.. » Tue May 16, 2006 8:34 am

Hi Cailean, I'm hoping to be there in Glenmore, that's provided my passport is still indate, and I have the necessary visas.

Where I live, Weymouth, there used to be a sign as you drove north out of Weymouth towards Dorchester reading 'Welcome to the North, please have your passport ready'.

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Post by NickB » Tue May 16, 2006 12:26 pm

Wonder if that was the same signwriters who put the England signs on the Tamar Bridge just as you leave Cornwall!
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Post by Richard Uren » Tue May 16, 2006 1:02 pm

you don`t really need a sign to show you`re leaving the land of milk & honey !

Looking hopeful for the Lodge but it is a long way !
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Post by Bertie.. » Tue May 16, 2006 1:11 pm

Rich, we can chat about it in Jersey, but I reckon fly up and share a car hire - I'm sure we can blag the rest!

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Post by CaileanMac » Tue May 16, 2006 7:04 pm

Bertie,

For a few wee drams at the Lodge bar I will arrange the 'Border Police' to go easy on Richard and yourself ;-)

Here's some airlines who fly into Inverness and Glasgow. You could blag lifts from either airport with ease or stay on for day or two boating? Long way for just the weekend. Could arrange boats if your interested gents.

To Glasgow (2.5hrs from Lodge)

Bristol with Easyjet
Exeter with Flybe
Southampton with Flybe

To Inverness (45mins from Lodge)

Bristol with Easyjet

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Post by Richard Uren » Wed May 17, 2006 8:24 am

Cheers Cailean, thats a great help. Have a good time at the borders do, is Jen involved with that one?
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Post by Bertie.. » Wed May 17, 2006 8:56 am

CaileanMac wrote: Long way for just the weekend.
Cailean, that's you justifying your absence from Jersey - I and some friends drove up to Grandtown on Spey just for New Year's Eve - I have other friends with influence over the border police!

Cheers for the flight info, that'll prove useful definately

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Post by Douglas Wilcox » Wed May 17, 2006 7:55 pm

I am driving down to Poole to get to Jersey. I wont be on the water all the time because I am giving an illustrated talk on Scottish Paddling on the Saturday afternoon.

Been to Jersey before, got some paddling as a guest of Kevin and Chris and the Jersey CC. Its an amazing coast.

Douglas :o)

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Post by Bertie.. » Fri May 19, 2006 10:13 pm

Douglas,

I hope your packing the WWW - we could do with it right now down here!

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Post by Bertie.. » Tue May 23, 2006 12:58 pm

Douglas, Rich

Thankfully, the weather has calmed down a bit, and Condor have not cancelled any sailings today (the first day for a while).

Looks like we won' t have to resort to plan B and paddle out ;-)

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Post by Douglas Wilcox » Tue May 23, 2006 4:18 pm

Hi Bertie, I am just back from work in pretty atrocious conditions, even by Scottish standards. In addition to the wind and rain, it is only 6 degrees C.

I am just about to start packing and aim to leave about 11 pm to get to Weymouth for about 730 to allow some slack to catch the 10am tomorrow to Jersey if it sails!

My WWW seems to be all used up at the moment PISH! The calming of the Corryvreckan must have used more of it up than I thought!


See you all in Jersey soon (I hope!!)

Douglas :o)

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Post by Mike Marshall » Tue May 23, 2006 4:27 pm

Douglas,
Never mind the WWW for Jersey, you save it for St Kilda mate!!!

;-)

T-3 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by Bertie.. » Tue May 23, 2006 4:53 pm

Douglas, have a good trip - if you get to Weymouth too late, or it doesn't run or whatever, you can get hold of me on 07795 692296.

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